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Electrosynthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide

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posted on 18.11.2013 by Benjamin Buckley, Anish P. Patel, Upul Wijayantha-Kahagala-Gamage
The use of CO2 for the preparation of value-added compounds has dramatically increased due to increased global warming concerns. We herein report an electrochemical cell containing a copper cathode and a magnesium anode that effectively converts epoxides and carbon dioxide to cyclic carbonates under mild electrochemical conditions at atmospheric pressure.

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BUCKLEY, B.R., PATEL, A.P. and WIJAYANTHA, K.G.U., 2011. Electrosynthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide. Chemical Communications, 47 (43), pp. 11888 - 11890

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© Royal Society of Chemistry

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2011

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This article was published in the journal, Chemical Communications [© Royal Society of Chemistry]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1cc15467b

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1359-7345

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